Hurricanes Sign Gleb Trikozov to Rookie Contract

On Apr. 6, the Carolina Hurricanes released surprising news surrounding signing prospects – the organization officially signed forward Gleb Trikozov to a three-year-entry-level deal for the 2024-2025 season.
Trikozov is coming to Carolina from the VHL, where he was known for his physicality and high-scoring ability.

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Marat Khusnutdinov plays in the KHL

Who is Marat Khusnutdinov?

The name Marat Khusnutdinov has been bandied about the Minnesota Wild space over the past week, and it is a very good thing. His season with HC Sochi in Russia finished this past weekend, and because his team didn’t make the KHL playoffs, he is ready to come over to Minnesota. The only problem is […]

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Top 10 Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars Draft Busts

The Dallas Stars can’t afford another draft bust, but draft busts are inevitable in the NHL. The Stars aren’t a perfect team. The Dallas Stars and Minnesota North Stars have had some draft busts in Texas and the Twin Cities. That being said, I’d like to share my top ten Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars draft […]

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Former Bridgeport Islander Andy Andreoff gets ready for a faceoff.

Where Are They Now: The 2022-23 AHL Goals Leader

Andy Andreoff had his last solid stint in the NHL seven years ago. The 32-year-old played 45 games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2017-18 season and finished with nine points. Prior to last season in the American Hockey League, Andreoff was maybe most known for being the last Kings player standing in his […]

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Pedigree and Prospects: MN Wild Training Camp Day 3

Day 3 of the Minnesota Wild Training Camp was a little bit different than the first days. For one thing, they hosted a Puck Drop fan festival that packed Tria Rink to the gills with fans. For another, they debuted the new 78’s jerseys that will be their alternate jersey this season. But best of […]

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Alex Galchenyuk Career Update, Signs Two-Year Deal in the KHL

Alex Galchenyuk is almost two months removed from being terminated by the Arizona Coyotes. Galchenyuk, 29, signed as a free agent with the Arizona Coyotes and days later was terminated for an arrest in Arizona. A police report said that Galchenyuk was erratic and aggressive toward officers after crashing into a sign. Related: Alex Galchenyuk […]

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Arizona Coyotes Top 10 Prospects

1. Logan Cooley Cooley was the third overall pick of the 2022 NHL draft. The 5’10”, 181-pound center man played this past season for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, where he put up a stat line of 22 goals and 38 assists. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native plays an exciting, high-tempo offensive game with several tools he […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Top 10 Prospects 2023-24

One of the most difficult parts of being a good NHL team is trying to balance the present with the future. A contending team’s salary cap room slowly dissolves as they add free agents or extend their core pieces. Their draft capital can dwindle if the General Manager isn’t wary about sacrificing too many of […]

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Top 10 Minnesota Wild Prospects in 2023-24

The Minnesota Wild’s prospect pool has consistently ranked at the top of the league. With salary cap issues ongoing for the next two years, the Wild have made good use of their draft picks to build up their future strategically. In this article, players who have already played games at the NHL level have been […]

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